This seems like building your house on the sand. While I feel sympathy and
compassion for the victims, the public needs to learn that the government
can't do everything for them. Don't build in a drainage swell, even
if you've never seen it flood. I understand one family has been flooded
out 4 times; two would be my limit, if that, and I'd be out of there.Now Uncle Sam will probably be called upon to "pay for the mess"
that poor maintenance resulted in causing. Or was it poor design? I see no
spillway at the top of the levy. I think 2005 and the two floods in New Orleans
would have folks think through things just a little more thoroughly.Good luck with the cleanup.
I agree with toosmartforyou's comment - and want to add another point. I
blame the government for approving/zoning the area for housing. We have so much
land, why do we zone any for residential that is in such a direct path of
water?I empathize with the victims, I honestly do. I just wonder
why the developer was allowed to build there to begin with.
Somehow I am guessing that very few if any of these people will be waiting in a
line for 3 days to get a government-issued credit card for free food and
supplies...... Their wards will probably have it cleaned up in days.While obviously building here was ill-conceived, it cannot be compared to the
massive ignorance of those who continue to build and live in New Orleans, which
is BELOW SEA LEVEL.I for one am truly tired of footing the bill
every 7 years to repair what should have been abandoned decades ago.